Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Face on the Other Side (Thomas O’Shea Mysteries) by John Carenen Giveaway and Review

The Face on the Other Side (Thomas O’Shea Mysteries)
by John Carenen

About the Book

The Face on the Other Side (Thomas O’Shea Mysteries)
3rd in Series
FPS (February 10, 2018)
Paperback: 340 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1945338946
He’d promised Sheriff Payne that he wouldn’t take any more matters into his own hands. So, when on a leisurely morning drive, SEAL-trained Thomas O’Shea sees two girls attacking a boy on a sidewalk, he opts not to intervene. When the boy is later murdered in the local hospital, though, all promises are off. What seems at the start to be a simple case of gang activity turns out to be far more. Even O’Shea, who has seen more than his share of evil, could not have guessed what is about to transpire…

About the Author

John Carenen, a native of Clinton, Iowa, graduated with an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop and has been writing ever since. His work has appeared numerous times in Reader’s Digest (including a First Person Award), McCall’s, Dynamic Years, and other periodicals. He has been a featured columnist in newspapers in Morganton, North Carolina and Clinton, South Carolina. His fiction has appeared in regional literary magazines. A novel, Son-up, Son-down, was published by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is happily married to (long-suffering) Elisabeth, and they have two grown daughters, Caitlin and Rowe. When he isn’t writing, he thinks about getting in shape, cheers for the Iowa Hawkeyes and Boston Red Sox, and takes frequent naps. He has traveled extensively, having visited 43 states and 23 countries. He is a USAF veteran, having served in the Philippines and Massachusetts. A retired an English professor at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina, he is hard at work on another novel.

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My Review

Wow, what a ride you are about to embark on as you begin turning the pages of this book.
We sure don’t lack for action, and we are soon rooting for good over evil, and faces are put on the perpetrators and we wonder what makes these people tick.
Our Mr. O’Shea is sure a guy you would want on your side, and will look for him in future books. I sure found myself cheering for him, and he does have a habit of making his own law, which I found condoning.
A recommended read for sure!

I received this book through Great Escapes Book Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, review and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

  2. Thank you for being part of this tour!

  3. Thank you for your review on "The Face on the Other Side" by John Carenen and for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read the book. Sounds like a great read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net



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